Tag: Tai Chi

The many benefits of Tai Chi

Carol Emerson Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art dating back to the twelfth century. Over the years it has been found to be an excellent way to improve and maintain both physical and emotional health. It is also a wonderful way to build strength and balance while alleviating stress and anxiety. Some of…

New Tai Chi schedule

Carol Emerson We have made some changes to the Tai Chi class schedule which include moving all of the classes to HOA 1 and taking a bit of a vacation during the month of August. Also, starting in September, we are replacing the Thursday beginning class with one on Sunday to accommodate people who work.…

How Tai Chi builds health and vitality

Carol Emerson Studies have shown that there are many health benefits from practicing Tai Chi. These may include: Improved functional balance and physical performance Reduced frequency of falls and risk of falling Lowered blood pressure Improved mental and physical wellbeing Improved cardiovascular and respiratory function Improved sleep quality Increased happiness (really) Enhanced overall health Pain…

Keep active and moving Tai Chi classes

Even if we can’t do all the physical activities we used to do, Tai Chi offers an option for moving, stretching and strengthening the body that is not strenuous. Tai Chi engages the entire body with its gentle, flowing movements. This increases circulation of both the blood and lymph, helping to clear the waste products…

Spring Tai Chi classes and student updates

The advanced Tai Chi class at SaddleBrooke One

Carol Emerson Every week there are two beginning Tai Chi classes in SaddleBrooke so, if you’ve been thinking that it is something you might want to try, now is the time! Carol and Ken Emerson are certified black belt instructors and have been teaching in our community since 2006. Both have extensive backgrounds in the…

Live long and prosper!

Carol Emerson Tai Chi is an ancient system of exercise that originated in the Taoist temples of China over 2000 years ago. The monks of the temples developed Tai Chi as a way to keep themselves physically fit while spending many hours in meditation and also as a means (they hoped) to obtain longevity, even…